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The British School, New Delhi , New Delhi

About us:


The British School, New Delhi is unique. Not just because it is home to a rich cultural mix of almost 700 students with 50 nationalities ranging from ages 3 to 18. Nor because it operates a not-for-profit systems with an inclusive approach. The reason is simple. It is more than a school; it is a family. In India, family comes first; and this is just one of the special Indian traditions that we embrace. As an international school that caters to internationally-mobile students, we welcome and celebrate all cultures and nationalities while ensuring the Indian spirit shines through. We offer a largely British curriculum that matches international standards and at the same time, draws inspiration from the rich experiences that life in India provides.


The school was first started in July 1963 by a group of British parents with 40 students representing 6 nationalities in a residential colony in New Delhi. They were supported by the British High Commissioner and in 1969 moved the school to its present site in Chanakyapuri, the heart of the diplomatic area. Today the school is still ‘owned’ and managed by students’ parents who form The British School Society. From the beginning we have been dedicated to educating students for life, challenging them to fulfil their individual potential in a stimulating learning environment which fosters high moral and ethical standards, developing a sense of awareness for the world around them. Today nothing has changed and our students’ academic and personal achievements bear testimony to this.




The British School is an independent, not-for-profit, international school providing the finest of British and international education for 3-18 year olds. The school is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS). We offer high quality education based on the National Curriculum of England, IGCSE and the IB Diploma Programme. The students, who are from over 55 nationalities, graduate to leading universities/colleges world-wide. The British School has a constitutional link with The British High Commission. The High Commissioner is President of The British School Society and all parents are members. Parents are very involved in the life of the school and its governance.


Admissions to Nursery and Primary School: for children aged between 3 and 10 years.

Admissions to Secondary School: for children aged between 11 and 17